For a third week in Australia (and sixth in the UK) “Rockabye” by Clean Bandit with singers Anne-Marie and Sean Paul is the biggest overall selling single.
I say overall selling, because the song is at No.2 on both the digital and streaming charts, and the track racks up a ▲Platinum sales cert this week also. The current No.1 streamed song is sitting at No.2 for a ninth non-consecutive week, “Starboy” for The Weeknd with Daft Punk, plus it now has a 2x▲Platinum certification. The new No.1 digital track across Australia is a duet between former 1D member Zayn, along with Taylor Swift, and their collaboration of “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” is new at No.3 nationally, and is taken from the upcoming mid-February 2017 due sequel film ‘Fifty Shades Darker’. This becomes the second Top 10 for Zayn after his first solo entry “Pillowtalk” debuted at the top back in February, and this also becomes the thirteenth Top 10 for Taylor (11 as lead, two now as guest vocalist), plus it becomes her first Top 10 appearance for 2016, as she was last up this high with “Wildest Dreams” (HP-3, late Sept 2015).
Bruno Mars appeared on James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ this past week, and the pair sung his current hit together “24k Magic”, which is up two places to a new peak of No.4, also moving the same titled album back up two spots to No.11. James Arthur is down a place to No.5 with his former No.1 “Say You Won’t Let Go”, followed by Rae Sremmurd and their “Black Beatles”, which drops three to No.6 after three weeks at No.3, and down two places to No.7 is Neiked and their track “Sexual”.
Back in January Alessia Cara scored her highest charted song so far by climbing to No.12 with “Here”, now her third entry “Scars to Your Beautiful” jumps up six places to land at a new peak of No.8, also becoming her first Top 10 single here in Australia, plus the track achieves Gold (●) in sales too. The Chainsmokers and Halsey with “Closer” and Peking Duk and Elliphant with “Stranger” both fall two places each to No.9 and No.10 respectively.
* The Weeknd and Daft Punk could have two songs in the ARIA Top 10 next week, as their second chart collaboration “I Feel it Coming” is up two spots to a new peak of No.11.
* “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” from the ‘Trolls’ (TW-10) soundtrack for Justin Timberlake rises back up three this week to No.13.
* Two and-a-half years ago Andy Grammer scored his first Top 30 hit with “Back Home” (HP-27), now this week he lands his first Top 20 entry as his latest track “Fresh Eyes” leaps up sixteen places to land at a new peak of No.16.
* “Capsize” by Frenship with Emily Warren is stable at it’s No.17 peak for a second week, plus it is also spending its seventeenth week within the Top 100, and the song is now ▲Platinum in sales.
* “Let Me Love You” by DJ Snake with Justin Bieber had a whole heap of remixed versions issued last week, and the song is not only back up two places to No.20, but now 3x▲Platinum certified.
* Jonas Blue and Raye continue to slowly climb up the charts, as his third entry “By Your Side” is up three places to a new chart height of No.33.
* Back in mid October the Lady Gaga track “Million Reasons” debuted and peaked at No.37, now this week thanks to the songs official video release, the track rebounds thirty-seven spots to land at a new peak of No.34.
* Mura Masa and A$AP Rocky slowly move up two places to a new peak of No.35 with “Love$ick”.
* With only one (maybe two) weeks of seasonal sales left for 2016, there is only a three place rise for “All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey to No.36, but with the just issued multi-Carpool Karaoke version coming out (here) on Friday, the song could surge next week.
* The teaming of three producers in Robin Schulz, David Guetta and Cheat Codes sees their collaboration “Shed a Light” move up two places this week to a new peak of No.38.
* Milky Chance see their second Top 50 entry “Cocoon” climb four places this week to a new peak of No.42.
* As more radio airplay for “On Hold” (HP-49) by The xx occurs, the song rises again this week, up five to No.58.
* The Vamps new single “All Night” is up three places to a new chart height of No.66.
* Also up three to a new peak of No.70 is “Bad Things” for Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello.
* Thanks to their collaborative tour, the Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood duet “The Fighter” is back up fifteen places this week to No.72.
* “Faded” by Alan Walker is back up thirteen spots this week to No.76.
* With Coldplay touring the country at the moment, they land two re-entries this week, “A Sky Full of Stars” at No.78 and “Hymn for the Weekend” at No.80.
* Lukas Graham appeared on James Corden’s ‘Late Late Show’ last week, and their former No.1 “7 Years” is back up fourteen spots to No.79.
* There are two further re-entries this week, the first of which returns at a new peak of No.88, “Make Me (Cry)” by Noah Cyrus and Labrinth (former peak was #95), and then back in at No.96 is Gnash with “I Hate U, I Love U”, which only fell out last week.
* After returning to the chart last week at No.98, “Stressed Out” by twenty one pilots is back up nine spots this week to No.89.
* The first of two songs leaving the Top 10 this week is Maroon 5 and Kendick Lamar with “Don’t Wanna Know” (HP-6, WI10-6), which is down three spots this week to No.12 and now ▲Platinum in sales.
* The other song leaving is spending only its second week outside of the Top 10 (after 17 weeks within the Top 50, 18th week in the Top 100), Calum Scott with “Dancing on My Own” (HP-2×3, WI10-15) which drops five places this week to land at No.15.
* Nevada’s redo of “The Mack” with Mark Morrison and Fetty Wap drops six this week to No.18.
* “Catch 22” for Illy and Anne-Marie is down four places this week to No.19 and now ▲Platinum.
* Drake and his “Fake Love” is down four to No.23 and newly certified Gold (●) in sales.
* Also claiming Gold (●) in sales are Zay and Zayion with “Juju on the Beat (TZ Anthem)”, which is down six this week to No.37.
* John Legend and his latest single “Love Me Now” drops six this week to No.39, with his new album falling thirty places this week too.
* Guy Sebastian and “Set in Stone” crumbles twelve chart places this week to No.41.
* The Veronicas drop nine spots to No.43 with “On Your Side”.
* After slowly climbing the charts for the past few weeks, the Rag’N’Bone Man single “Human” drops back down nine to No.47, but new remixes were released on Friday, so it might rise again over the next few weeks.
* After leaping into the Top 50 last week, the Childish Gambino track “Redbone” is down nine this week to No.51.
* The Weeknd might be up with his ‘Coming’ track, but his “Party Monster” slumps down thirteen places this week to No.56.
* “Treat You Better” for Shawn Mendes is only down three places this week to No.59 and newly certified 3x▲Platinum in sales.
* “Water Under the Bridge” by Adele is back down eight this week to No.65, but with her tour here in February 2017 it should rise by the time she gets here (the song, not the water).
* Anne-Marie might be at No.1 on the Clean Bandit track, but her older single “Alarm” drops fourteen spots this week to No.69.
* Nicki Minaj debuted in the Top 50 last week with her track “Black Barbies”, which this week plummets twenty-six spots to No.73.
* Tove Lo and her track “Cool Girl” is down sixteen places to No.77.
* As I mentioned before, Bruno Mars did the ‘Carpool Karaoke’ this past week, and he and James also performed “Uptown Funk”, his collaboration with Mark Ronson, which is only down one spot this week to No.86 and spending its 109th week within the Top 100.
* The last big drop of the week is another for The Veronicas and “In My Blood” which tumbles twenty-five places to No.99 this week.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #25 – A second former One Direction member also debuts on the chart this week, and its the first time that Louis Tomlinson has made a chart appearance, as he teams with DJ and producer Steve Aoki for the dance track “Just Hold on”, which the pair premiered on the X-Factor UK Grand Final this past week. This also becomes the fifth Top 100 and second Top 50 entry for Steve Aoki too, plus it is now his highest charted entry here, his previous best effort was on the Laidback Luke and Lil’ Jon track “Turbulence” (HP-37, peaked late May 2011).
* #45 & #57 – US hip hop artist J. Cole not only land his first Top 10 album here in Australia, as his fourth set “4 Your Eyez Only” is the highest new entry this week at No.6, he also lands his first two singles chart entries by debuting with two songs this week, coming in at No.45 is “Deju Vu”, followed at No.57 by “Immortal”.
* #85 – Aussie trio Bliss N’ Eso land their fifteenth Top 100 entry at No.85 with “Friend Like You” with guest vocalist Lee Fields, and this is the second entry from their March 2017 due sixth studio album entitled “Off the Grid”, the previous entry being “Dopamine” which made it to No.38 back in October.
Prepared by Gavin Ryan for Australian-Charts.com